Australian & Aboriginal Art

From Dreamtime to Masterpieces, let’s embark on a journey through Australian & Aboriginal Artistry.

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  • Choosing a Visual Arts Bachelor Degree in Australia

    Pursuing a Visual Arts Degree in Australia is an exciting time I remember all too well! However, navigating the rather diverse landscape of artistic education can be overwhelming as well as thrilling, which is why we’ve put together this guide to help you choose the right Visual Arts degree for you! This guide is crafted…

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  • Charles Conder (1868 – 1909)

    Having been referred to as “the last bohemian”, the unconventional life of the gifted artist, Charles Conder has made him one of the most intriguing artists of the late 19th century. Leaving a lasting impression on the Australian and international art world he is considered to have played a large role in establishing the great…

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  • Grace Cossington Smith (1892 – 1984)

    As a chief instigator of the Australian modernist movement Grace Cossington Smith is believed to be one of Australia’s most significant artists. Portraying scenes from both the public and private spheres of everyday life she used her bold artistic skills and spiritual outlook to illustrate contemporary Sydney living creating some of the most iconic images…

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  • Arthur Boyd (1920 – 1999)

    Born into Australia’s foremost art dynasty, Arthur Boyd had an upbringing that was heavily influenced by the practices of his artisan relatives, all of whom were painters, potters, sculptors, musicians, and architects. Having adopted his family’s passion for the arts and developing his own highly expressive and personal style he went on to become one…

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  • William Dargie (1912 – 2003)

    Considered a national treasure, Australia’s most renowned portrait painter, Sir William Dargie made a tremendous contribution to the Australian art world with a strong belief in self-expression and personal ability that was felt in his works and the principles he stood for. As a man who loathed being described as a “great painter”, he stayed…

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  • John Glover (1787 – 1849)

    Regarded as the father of Australian landscapes, the skilful and prolific painter, John Glover is perhaps the most important Australian landscape painter of the early colonial period. His classical artistic style brought him immense success and led the artist to live two separate artistic lives in Europe and then in Australia. Born in Leicestershire, England…

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  • John Olsen (1928-2023)

    As a man known for his wit, unique vision, vitality and tremendous spirit, the Australian painter, John Olsen is highly regarded as a pioneer of contemporary Australian landscape painting. Using his art to express a strong emotional attachment to the Australian landscape, he famously combined the styles of various European and Far Eastern influences to…

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  • Sidney Nolan (1917 – 1992)

    Having become recognised as Australia’s most internationally celebrated artist, the imaginative and energetic, Sidney Nolan famously coupled his innovative, impulsive and vastly experimental painting style with a deep affinity for Australian folklore to create many of the most iconic Australian images known to art circles worldwide. Highly regarded as a major artist of the 20th…

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